Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time is gift

 Sometimes when we get things wrong, we actually get them right. One of the characters in the recent movie Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was trying to say, "There's no time like the present." What came out instead was, "There's no present like the time." Good mistake, right?

Think about it. Yes, indeed, time is a present. It's a gift. And we ought not waste that gift.

And what does it mean to "not waste that gift"? Does it mean being productive 24/7? Does it mean there's no time to just "be"? No time to read a book and sip tea? Or journal? Or go for long, lazy walks in the garden or the woods? No. I don't think it means that at all.

Time is a gift. Life itself is a gift. Our bodies, minds and spirits are gift. We care for each of those gifts by taking time to be as well as to do.

You get to decide what that means for you. But as you're making decisions about that, please remember self-compassion and self-love. Be gentle and good to yourself. Treat yourself as you would a beloved friend or family member.

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